Felicity Huffman's former "Desperate Housewives" co-star says that her light prison sentence is a result of her "white privilege."
Ricardo Chavira, who played Carlos Solis on the 8-season ABC soap, spoke out against Huffman's fate in a series of tweets that he fired off in September and were unearthed this week by Page Six.
On September 13, a judge ruled that Huffman must serve 14 days behind bars for her involvement in the college admissions scheme, as well as pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service. In reaction to that news, Chavira took to Twitter that Friday condemning not only Huffman's sentencing, but also the behavior that he saw on the set of "Desperate Housewives."
"White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about," he wrote. "Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean sh-t to these people."
"I saw Eight years worth of it working on Housewives," he added in a second tweet. "I’ve seen a lifetime of it being a halfbreed, and I’ve struggled w the intricacies of it on a daily basis w all the cultural bias I’ve received on both ends. But whatever. Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this sh-t."
While Huffman's punishment for paying $15,000 to have someone illegally improve her daughter's SAT scores behind-the-scenes may be relatively small, fellow accused parent Lori Loughlin is expected to receive a much harsher sentencing.
Andrew Lelling, whose office is prosecuting the case, said earlier this week that he expects the former "Full House" actress to receive a "substantially higher" amount of time behind bars should she be convicted.